School: St. Cronan's, Bray

Location:
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Patrick Mac Donnell

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Riddles

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0912, Page 012

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1/ Through a rock, through a reel,
Through an old spinning-wheel
Through a basin full of pepper
Through an old mill hopper
Through a sheep-shank bone
Such a riddle was never known.
Answer= A moth.
2/ As I walked over a stony bridge I met a steel-horse with a flaxy tail and a brass man driving him.
Answer= A lady sewing.
3/ I have a sow in yonder meadow
the more I give her the more she roars
the less I give her the less she roars.
Answer= A mill.
4/ What is the difference between a black hen and a white one? Ans. A black hen can lay a white egg, but a white hen cannot lay a black one.
5/ What has four legs, one head, and one foot?
Answer= A bed.
6/ Black and white and read all over.
A newspaper.

Collector
Christy O' Toole
Gender
male
Address
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Language
English